Cargill Commodity Trading Intern Summer 2019 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Commodity Trading Intern Summer 2019
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Our Commodity Trading internship program enables the individual to build relationships with internal and external customers in order to successfully buy, move, process, and/or sell grain and its products. It is the blending of skills and knowledge in a fast paced, dynamic working environment. The trading intern will practice and grow their understanding in economics, communications, customer service, risk assessment, and decision-making.
Develop and maintain customer relationships with country elevators, producers, feed mills, end users and processors
Analyze supply and demand, survey market conditions, and other economic forces in order to maintain and grow Cargill's position in the market place
Initiate, negotiate and agree on terms of commodity purchase/sale contracts, such as price, quality, quantity, transportation, timing and payment
Coordinate transportation and logistics to execute commodity contracts
Ensure thorough and accurate follow-up, execution, and closure of all contracts
Provide timely and effective communication and interaction with other Cargill teams such as sales, transportation and logistics, quality assurance, plant personnel, engineers, and accountants
Make occasional plant and crop survey trips to visit with suppliers, and internal and external customers
Complete and present a project that is critical to the work process, customer interaction or market improvement
Complete and collaborate on other projects and assignments as needed
Key Capabilities for Success:
Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
Sound judgment and decision making skills, even when outcome is uncertain
Comfortable taking and managing risks and challenging the status quo
Strong oral and written communication skills; strong persuasion and negotiation skills
Effective interpersonal skills; working in a team environment; coaching and developing others
Essential leadership qualities of integrity, conviction and courage
Motivated and driven to succeed
Adaptable, flexible and able to work in a fast paced, price-volatile, changing environment
Willing to relocate and accept challenging responsibilities
Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify (based on mileage).
Internships are paid and are at least 12 weeks in duration.
Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.
Attend Intern Forum, an event held at Cargill headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, designed to give exposure to leadership and cross-functional interns from across the U.S.
Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position for the following year.
Quick integration into the business through clear work expectations and responsibilities
Participate in team building activities in a team-oriented, fast-paced, hands-on environment.
Various U.S. locations
Plant or office setting, must be open to interning in either type of setting
Candidates who meet the below qualifications will be asked to complete an assessment after successfully submitting the online application. The application and assessment will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Phone interviews will be scheduled for selected candidates. Selected finalists will be invited to an in-person interview at a Cargill office.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited program graduating between December 2019 and August 2020
Overall 3.0 GPA or higher
All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in the U.S.
Successfully completed, currently enrolled, or planning to complete before graduating, either a Micro or Macro introductory college-level Economics course
Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2019)
Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance
Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations
- Currently pursuing a degree from an accredited program with a major or emphasis in Business or Ag Economics graduating between December 2019 and August 2020
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Job Trading & Merchandising
Primary Location US-KS-Kansas City
Other Locations US-MN-Wayzata, US-WA-Ferndale, US-ND-West Fargo, US-PA-Shippensburg, US-IN-Lafayette, US-TX-Amarillo, US-TN-Cordova
Req ID: UNI05532